Spielberg’s “Landing on Mars” More Realistic Than Kubrick’s “Moon Landing”
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA (The Global Edition) – About 60 hours after the U.S. space agency announced the landing of its “Curiosity” rover on Mars, NASA released a formal statement to the press thanking the famous American film director Steven Spielberg for his contribution and expertise and saying that “he did a lot better job here than Stanley Kubrick did on the Moon landing 43 years ago.”
“Mr. Spielberg did a great job here, we are all so impressed”, said NASA project scientist John Grotzinger. “Everything looks so realistic, and not only did he direct arguably one of the greatest engineering achievements in the history of robotic planetary exploration, he also gave us a killer summer blockbuster”, added Mr. Grotzinger.
Film enthusiasts from all over the world posted comments on various forums and NASA fan pages on social networks, mostly agreeing that “the Mars mission was way more believable than the Moon Landing”.
“I’ve liked the Mars mission more because it didn’t have those pro American cliches with planting the flag and stuff! Also, there were a lot less bloopers and the special effects were cooler. I really like robot movies”, posted M3L1k4MARS on the official NASA Facebook fan page.
Mr. Spielberg responded to the U.S. space agency’s statement and in the interview with various media professionals explained that it was a lot easier for him to direct such a thing because thanks to Kubrick’s classic, he knew what kind of details he needed to focus on.
“Stanley Kubrick was a great artist, filmmaker and a true visionary”, Said Mr. Spielberg. “Thanks to his flawed but brave effort to produce something so big as the Moon landing, I got the opportunity to do the biggest project of my career”, added the director of E.T.
Mr. Spielberg explained that he had to focus on the tinniest details that gave the Moon landing away, such us “a waving flag on an airless lunar surface, shadows and reflections of the cast behind the camera, notable links to desperate political attempts to secure power, and other dumb bloopers such as a sighting of a plane in the background”, because these kind of errors “can cause so much harm and significantly undermine the integrity of the whole project”.
Mr. Spielberg also added that he got the inspiration for the robotic vehicle “Curiosity” from the famous Pixar film “Wall-E”, and in his words, “it was a lot easier to work with props and special effects than with real live actors in astronaut suits”.